Description

After experimenting with a z97x build with a 4790k and SLI 980ti HYBRIDS, and seeing the power of the 1080's i sold up all my parts and after a few weeks of no gaming and sourcing a pair of 1080's this is what I've created.

This is a configuration that Ive debated over alot, The rig is for gaming and the 6-core is there in anticipation of more multi-threaded games coming onto the market.

SLI 1080's, 6850k, all stock clocks.

Overclocking and Benchmarks to come soon so watch this space.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

just curious... why not place the pc on the right side in order to fully display the insides of the pc?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This was where my old PC case sat just 24 hours ago, I have to do a re-arrange but I just didn't yesterday

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice x99 system just got my parts ordered +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely Well Done PC, If your gaming on it expect some really good gameplay m8

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, yeah I can't wait to sit down and play it properly!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, great PC. Would love to make a dream build myself but I don't have any money. Question, why only one 120GB SSD since it seems like your going to be playing modern games?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It' was just a budget thing I'm planning on adding an m.2 ssd at some point

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, SSD for boot. I get it now.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the need for SLI right away? I'm sure one 1080 would fit the bill for awhile.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

coming from SLI 980tis a single 1080 felt like a downgrade on dx11 games, this was just personal, I'm an SLI guy

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Congrats on the SLI 1080s. Welcome to the club. Lol. Don't let anyone hate on the them bro. On to the real comment. I love the build. I know people say red and black is overdone but I still think it is the best choice for a custom build. The 2 founders 1080s look great in here but I will say (just my opinion) if you ever go to swap compounds on the cards, you should rub the green of the GEFORCE GTX logo that way they shine in white instead of green. Thats really my only critique tho. Aside from that. This build is beautiful. Feel free to check out my build. Its a constant work in progress so any feedback is appreciated.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate! Your build looks sick! The logo thing is a great idea! And ps it's RGB the whole setup can be any colour I like :) I kinda like turquoise/red

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment bud. Very nice. Mine is RGB but I have it set to a covering marquee. Its goes clockwise to fill everything in red first. Once it gets back to the beginning, its start to cover them all white. On the third that they go off. Neat effect. Lol. And yeah. Definitely check out the the logo thing. Around 7:50 is where you wanna watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwxihAvOOoc&t=7m50s

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, but you could've gone for better 1080s, like Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card. +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah not when I got these they weren't out yet unfortunately, otherwise I'd have a pair of strix, long term goal is to do a custom water loop and OC this thing to peices

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking at basically the same build myself, i'm kinda new at this. How does it handle 4k gaming? And would this also be good for video editing? Also anything you'd change?

Thanks in advance

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion it's perfect for everything, it would be a fantastic workstation and it has so far eaten up every single game I've thrown at it in 4K 3440x1440. I'm in love basically.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a super clean build! I really like that case choice, especially with the LED's! Almost went with that processor but i'm probably not going to end up in SLI this time. I do hope to get my hands on a 1080 soon, definitely a great build.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you do for a living >:)?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm a refrigeration mechanic, I'm no baller by any means and building this thing has kept me poor for a few months

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reason you picked the Asus X99-A II motherboard?

I'm looking at the Deluxe II or the Strix one. The Deluxe II seems to have the most features I would use for a decent price. Not as flashy as the the ROG Strix but performance and features trump looks anyday.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I was going to get a godlike gaming carbon but decided that its not needed, the x-99-a2 was just what my local guys had in stock, i figured i wouldnt need wi-fi and the basics for a decent gaming board are there. I cant see myself fiddling with the BIOS and clocks so much that i would need all the extra features on a pricier board, that and the board doesnt have colours on it, my goal was to have no colours so that the LED's dont conflict with anything on any colour setting, same reason i went with white cables.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. +1 for the SLI Just a quick question if you don't mind. Is the SLI bridge the 100-2W-0025-LR with 40mm spacing or the 100-2W-0026-LR with 60mm spacing? thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

60mm spacing my friend, pretty sure it's the 0026 all I can remember off the top of my head is that is an 'EVGA SLI Pro Bridge V2 two way long'

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Really want to do sli 1080s in a micro atx format. Just really need to know, what kind of frame rates are you getting on games at 4k with those? I'd like to be able to get at least 65 fps at 4k but want to know if I should wait on the 1080ti to go sli for those kind of frame rates.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's a NVIDIA optimised game which is nearly everything I get 70-130fps in 4K on GTA five with every possible setting on max

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question. I've seen people place their X61 both on top and to the front of this case. Do you have yours pushing air out as an exhaust or pulling air in? I have a similar parts list and am concerned about temps and NOISE mostly.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's exhausting out the top and its unnoticeable all the time, the only fans that ever make any noise are the video cards

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is alot like the one i want to build. wouldn't spend 200$ on the case tho. also i will probably go with the i7-6800k.

But your build is very nice! Congrats and enjoy

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 6800k ?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautifully built PC. I am about to pull the trigger on a similar build. I have a question it doesn't look like you changed or added to any of the oem case fans. I noticed that alot of builders either change or add more case fans. Is this just noise preference or will this cool the computer more. Do you feel that your rig is sufficiently cooled with the dual 1080 SLI? Thanks.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, so far it has stayed cool very well, the phanteks case fans are reasonably high quality and basically the only heat source is the video cards. Although it is winter where I live so we will have to wait until a 40c day here in summer to really find out..

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering 6850K support DDR4 2400/2133, how is DDR4-2666 working with your CPU?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless I've mistakenly put the wrong ram on the list and I actually have 2400 HyperX Black; I'm pretty sure it just automatically downclocks the frequency on the ram to 2400.